SCCM

Create structure in your MECM (SCCM) console !UPDATED!

The MECM console is the place where you do all of your operational tasks. Deploying windows OS and updates, creating and deploying applications, creating user and device collections, task sequences, running scripts, monitoring and much more.
In order to keep a good overview it is important to create structure within your MECM (SCCM) console, so everyone knows where to find what.
This post will describe a way to structure the MECM console.

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Right Click Tools for MECM (SCCM)

You can do a lot of tasks with MECM, but the one thing that MECM doesn’t have are some good device management remote actions. MECM has got client notification that allows you to perform client actions on a collection or on a single device, but still the amount of actions and feedback of these actions are not really that great. I have been using an other great MECM 3rd party tool called RECAST Right Click Tools (RCT) and it is available as a free version or a payed Enterprise version. Off course the Enterprise version has got more actions/tools available but still the free version really makes the life of a system administrator or it support employee much easier.

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Show specific scripts to MECM (SCCM) console users

A few days ago one of my colleagues asked me if we couldn’t let the IT helpdesk colleagues run scripts from the console by themselves. Great idea of course because a script can fix an issue and help a user really quick and the user will be helped a lot faster if the helpdesk employees can run the script(s) by themselves instead of having to call a colleague of a different IT team first who can run the scripts. But the console can have a lot of scripts, perhaps you don’t want the helpdesk to be able to run all the created scripts but only a selection of them. So in this post I will show you how to allow a specific script or scripts to be run by the helpdesk employees.

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Use the Run Scripts feature in MECM (SCCM) to deploy PowerShell scripts

Run Scripts feature in MECM (SCCM) in allows you to do the following things:

  • Create and edit PowerShell scripts for use with Configuration Manager.
  • Manage script usage through roles and security scopes.
  • Run scripts on collections or individual managed devices.
  • Get Realtime script results from client devices.
  • Monitor script execution and view reporting results directly after deploying your script.
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